Completely re-designed and newly typeset with 9 point font size
Wider margins and improved line-spacing for comfortable reading
The RSV 2nd Catholic edition is the only Bible translation that uses standard (non-feminist) English
Gold-edged pages, bonded leather cover
A newly designed and typeset edition of the popular Ignatius Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition Bible. This contemporary English translation revises archaic language of the first edition, but avoids dumbing-down the text. It retains the beauty of the RSV language that makes the Ignatius Bible such a joy to read. Now the only contemporary Catholic Bible translation in standard English is even more beautiful in word and design!
In conformity with the Church's translation guidelines found in the Vatican document Liturgiam Authenticam.
Nine color reference maps are also included:
1. The Nations of Genesis Chapter 10
2. The Exodus from Egypt
3. The Conquest of Canaan
4. The Kingdom Years
5. Jerusalem - From David to Christ
6. Palestine in Christ's Time
7. Paul's First and Second Journeys
8. Paul's Third and Fourth Journeys
9. The Holy Land in Modern Times
Gold-edged pages on the leatherbound edition only.
Available in the following syles:
Bonded leather (Item #1011249)
Hardcover (Item #1011250)
Softcover (Item #1011251)
Reviews - The Ignatius Bible - RSV 2nd Edition (Leather)
Average Customer Rating
(4.59/5 Stars, 17 Ratings) Based on 17 Reviews
DISPLAYING 17 OF 17 REVIEWS
Not for me
Kathleen Schroeder(Hastings, June 5, 2017)
Didn't like the print size.
SteveP(October 21, 2016)
I bought this because my bible study teacher has one and recommends it as the closest to accurate bible translation. (My other one is written in too contemporary a language.) Nice soft, flexible leather cover. I gave it four stars because it does not have a concordance or an intro to each book (writer, date, etc.)nor extensive footnotes for text clarification.
Sandra hermiz(Troy, September 13, 2016)
Such a beautiful bible, i bought this for my husband for his birthday and now my little brother wants the same exact one. Thanks so much.
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Eric Fox(Alameda, September 6, 2016)
Beautifully made...a joy to read...a masterpiece and the print is just right. Pages turn easily....everything professional...the best bible I own.
Charles(Macon, August 4, 2016)
I've only had this bible a couple of months and I love it. I have several bibles and this is by far my favorite. I'm thinking of ordering another one just to have when I wear this one out. I can't put it down. The only con is Jesus words aren't in red.
Adam Taylor(Whiteheads Creek, April 15, 2015)
I would say that this bible is very easy to read with the larger print and the layout is easy to follow,the weight of each individual page is very good as it's not easy to tear the pages while reading.
Nice Bible but...
CynthiaAnn(March 25, 2014)
I purchased the Ignatius Bible for myself last fall. I enjoy the RSV translation and the Bible itself. The only problem I have is that the gold is rubbing off the pictures on the front, especially Jesus. I don't abuse it by placing anything on top of it. A couple of times I put it in a bag to take with me on a trip along with some other books. That may have caused the ink to rub off, which is a disappointment. The publisher needs to come up with a way to prevent this from happening.
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Crissi(Plantation Florida, December 29, 2010)
This bible is a very good product I love it, the print makes it easy to read I only wish I had ordered the hard cover! but overall it's great!
Rick(Shoreline, WA, September 5, 2010)
There is no downside to this Bible. Best Uses: Daily meditations; Cons: none; Pros: Beautifully crafted, Excellent translation
A wonderful Bible
New-to-me, MJ(Pleasant Grove, Arkansas, August 14, 2010)
The Ignatius Bible would be exceptional in the hard bound version, (wish I paid the extra cost), because you will want to read it often and pass it down to your children! Best Uses: DAILY READING; Cons: Jesus words not highlight; Pros: A true gem, Easy To Read, Great subject headings
I love this Bible!
Davesblessing(Mt. Veronon, Ohio, May 14, 2010)
I am using this Bible in a study group and my own personal reading. I love the print and the color of the paper. It is very easy to read anywhere in any light. I love this translation and even recognize the 23rd Psalm unlike other translations.
Theresa(Concord, NC, April 5, 2010)
The RSV Bible is beautiful!
Ken(Brantford, Ontario, Canada, September 3, 2009)
I bought this bible as a companion to the Ignatius study series. I was pleasantly surprised by its richness, and the off-white paper which makes it easy to read. This is my fifth bible, and is my preferred text. Best Uses: Daily bible reading, Reference for study; Cons: I can't think of one; Pros: Attractive in leather, Easy To Read, Feels good in hands, Good addition to library, Nicely Printed
I love this Bible!
patsydtr; Gideons mom; Catmom(Oregon, July 19, 2009)
I couldn't ask for a nicer Bible Best Uses: Bible study, Morning devotions, Read at bedtime; Cons: none; Pros: The cover is beautiful, The large print is great
Krissy(Bradenton, Florida, July 16, 2009)
This is definetly awesome! It's definetly worth it, by far! Just buy it, it's so much better in person, you can always send it back, but I couldn't I love it!! Pros: It's very well made
Dan(Iowa, May 26, 2009)
Reading this bible is like a cool water on a hot day. The language is faithful to scholarship and to orthodox Catholic Tradition. The typeset and chapter headings are simple and logical. The bible itself is made with quality binding and is sturdy. When I see an interesting verse elsewhere, I note the passage and later look it up in this bible. Pros: Beautiful language, Great scholarship, Quality Paper, Simple format
delivers God's words, easy to read
Espe(Little Rock, AR, January 23, 2009)
When I hold the soft leather is like a well coming that invites me to feel closer to God in a holy intimacy, that only my creator is able to alloud me to feel. Love the referencer.
Esperanza Mendieta-Brooks, MD Best Uses: Holdpraymeditate; Cons: none; Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality